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Luxurious lodging in heart of city; running around central Tokyo; not dead yet; disco lives on

Luxurious lodging in heart of city

Andaz, Hyatt’s upscale, boutique-inspired lifestyle hotel, will make its Japan debut in June, in one of Tokyo’s newest and most distinguished business towers, Toranomon Hills.

Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is poised to open its doors on June 11. Meaning “personal style” in Hindi, the Andaz looks to welcome customers to experience Tokyo like a local, while offering seamless Hyatt hospitality.

Two renowned names, Tony Chi of New York and Tokyo-based Shinichiro Ogata, have overseen the hotel’s interior design, each lending their unique perspective on Japanese style.

According to the general manager of the hotel Arnaud de Saint-Exupéry, “The Andaz brand is deeply rooted in local culture, and we are committed to providing an unscripted, Japanese inspired experience to guests that will help them feel truly connected to the heart and soul of Tokyo.”

Located on the 47th to 52nd floors of the 52-story Toranomon Hills tower, the hotel offers 164 spacious guestrooms, including eight suites and many other facilities, including dining, where guests can enjoy a variety of dishes made with high-quality Japanese ingredients, lounge, chapel and spa.

The hotel is now accepting reservations at 03-6830-1212.

The Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is five minute’s walk from Toyo Metro Toranomon Station (Ginza Line), or six minute’s walk from Tokyo Metro Kamiyacho Station (Hibiya Line). For more information, call 03-6830-1000 or visit www.andaztokyo.com .

Running around central Tokyo

Spring has officially arrived and trees are bursting with colorful blossoms, making now a great time to go for a jog to drop the extra weight gained over the winter. The Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi has begun offering its spa as a running station to support people who go for a run to start their day.

The hotel is located just a half block away from Tokyo Station (Yaesu South Exit,) providing convenient access to the Imperial Palace, one of the most popular venues for jogging in Tokyo.

The hotel is offering its spa on Sundays and Mondays from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. (10 a.m. Sundays) for joggers to use the facilities, which include jet showers, steam sauna and gym.

On Sunday, the plan is available for ¥7,700 per person and includes a choice of two breakfasts: “Healthy” or “Aging control,” at the hotel’s restaurant The ekki Bar & Grill. On Monday, the spa is available for ¥5,000 and includes an original fresh smoothie to go.

There is a limited number of guests that can be accommodated, so reservations are recommended.

The Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is three minute’s walk from the Yaesu South Exit of Tokyo Station (various lines), or from Kyobashi Station (Ginza Line). For more information or reservations, call 03-5222-7222.

Not dead yet; disco lives on

Appropriate to its location in Roppongi, the Grand Hyatt Tokyo will launch its first international ’80s disco event under the name “We Love 80′s Disco” on April 11.

Following up on the hotel’s popular disco event Club Chic, which features music from the ’70s, the hotel will launch a new event featuring the music from the ’80s.

This inaugural event is intended to appeal to the international crowd Roppongi is famous for.

This music-filled extravaganza will be held in the Grand Ballroom, a 1,000-sq.-meter rectangular, pillar-free venue with a 6.6-meter-high ceiling. The space will be converted into a large night club, complete with glitter, mirrored disco balls and decorations, where guests can dance the night away to the grooviest ’80s classics, which will be spun by a professional DJ. In addition to great music, there will be unlimited beverage services throughout the evening and snacks provided for a limited time.

Tickets are available for ¥13,000 per person and ticket-holders are also able to take advantage of a 10 percent discount in all restaurants and bars at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo on April 11.

The Grand Hyatt Tokyo is three minute’s walk from Roppongi Station (Hibiya and Oedo lines). For more information and reservations, visit www.tokyo.grand.hyatt.com .